Building Predicates: The View from Palauan by Justin NugerBuilding Predicates: The View from Palauan by Justin Nuger

Building Predicates: The View from Palauan

byJustin Nuger

Hardcover | August 10, 2016

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This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the syntax of Palauan that will appeal to anyone interested in Austronesian languages or formal syntactic and morphological theory. This volume proposes that words in Palauan are not drawn directly from a mental lexicon, but are instead composed at least partially in the syntax.  Using original data from syntactic constructions not previously explored in the language, the author entertains several competing theories of word formation and highlights the compatible and incompatible aspects of each, through an exploration into new corners of Palauan syntax and morphology.  

Title:Building Predicates: The View from PalauanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pagesPublished:August 10, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319286803

ISBN - 13:9783319286808

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Table of Contents

1. Setting the Stage.- 2. The Morphosyntactic Encoding of Subjects.- 3. Licensing Internal Arguments.- 4. Idioms and Lexical Insertion.- 5. From Roots to Words to Predicates.- 6. Changing Categories.- 7. Overall Conclusions.- Appendix: Remarks on the Palauan Data.- Name Index.- Palauan Predicate Index.- Subject Index